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Steatosis Causes

The cause of the condition is not clearly determined. However, may believe that metabolic syndrome may contribute to the development of the condition. Researchers also suspect a genetic factor contributing to the disorder, or affecting its severity.

Steatosis Definition

Steatosis is a mildest type of a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It is the accumulation of fat in the liver but usually does not causes liver damage.

Steatosis Diagnosis

The condition may only be discovered by a doctor during a routine medical examination. The doctor orders blood tests to rule out other conditions. A patient suspected of having the condition will likely undergo tests such as liver-function test, ultrasound, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and a liver biopsy.

Steatosis Symptoms and Signs

The condition often has vague and nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, a dull ache in the upper right abdomen, or a possible sign of an enlarged liver. The condition which is involved in a more advanced stage of liver disease, such as cirrhosis, the patient may experience a lack of appetite, weight loss, nausea, fatigue, or liver failure.

Steatosis Treatment

The condition is treated based on its underlying cause. The condition is preferably treated through weight loss and exercise; diabetes control; cholesterol control; and avoidance of toxic substances.

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